8 cooling weighted blankets to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the night

Temperatures in Singapore have been soaring lately, with no respite from the muggy, humid heat even in the cover of the night.

But we totally get it if the A/C isn’t something you want to rely on daily because let’s face it: it’s always better without. It’s better for the environment, it’s better for your wallet, and it’s also better for your skin.

However, that doesn’t mean that you need to sleep in a puddle of sweat, with sheets sticking to your body. Using fans and ensuring the room is well-ventilated are, of course, a no-brainer when it comes to keeping temperatures down at night for bed.

Another one of our top tips for keeping cool at night and having a good sleep without air-conditioning? A cooling weighted blanket that lets you snuggle deeply into bed without getting overheated. Keep scrolling to find out what that is, and the best ones you can get in town.

What are cooling weighted blankets?

If you’re one of those people who absolutely need something to cover you up so that you can drift off to sleep no matter how hot it is outside, we see you.

It’s almost a biological need, to need that gentle pressure on your body to help you relax. Using a blanket is said to reduce the heart rate and calm the muscles, which helps you feel more relaxed and at ease.

With the sweltering weather we live in, this is where a cooling weighted blanket comes into play. It’s exactly what it says it is: a blanket with extra weights in it, made of cool material that doesn’t trap body heat. It’s basically a blanket that will hug you gently all night without causing you to sweat from behind your knees.

So, what you do get is the lovely calming sensation from the gentle pressure minus the heat. Sounds too good to be true? Well, it’s not! Check out the 8 of the coolest, comfiest blankets AVENUE ONE has found to keep you snuggly and cool all night.

Pro tip: Choose one that’s about 10% of your body weight – it’ll provide just the right amount of pressure without you feeling like you’re being suffocated at night.

8 best cooling weighted blankets to help you sleep better tonight

1. The Sleep Lab The Silent Gravity Blanket

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You could say The Sleep Lab’s Silent Gravity Blanket is absolutely made for our tropical heat. This blanket from Danish store The Sleep Lab comprises seven thoughtfully designed layers.

Most impressively, it is encased in 100% bamboo which wicks moisture off your skin like a dream. Small glass beads that are smooth and silent even when they rub on each other are evenly distributed throughout this blanket.

In other words, it’s got all the makings of a therapeutic and relaxing sleep with gentle, cool pressure all over your slumbering self all night.

Get it at S$259 (6.8kg), S$294 (9kg), and S$328 (11.3kg) from The Sleep Lab.

2. YnM Bamboo Weighted Blanket

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If there’s something to know, it’s that bamboo is one of the best thermoregulating materials out there. This weighted blanket from YnM has all of the wonderful benefits of bamboo along with the calming weight provided by the glass beads.

We especially like that this blanket comes in an array of soothing colours such as baby pink and sea green, as well as fun leopard and floral prints if you’re in the mood for something cheery.

Get it at S$333.03 (9kg) on Amazon.

3. Sonno Huggy Blanket

Almost everyone knows how good it feels to be cuddled or gently patted as you sleep, but with Singapore’s weather, cuddling with your partner at night will only result in numb and sweaty limbs.

Thankfully, with the Sonno Huggy Blanket, you won’t ever have to face such an issue again. The Huggy Blanket is made from a 100% breathable soft cotton cover filled with hundreds of thousands of hypoallergenic and noise-free glass beads, offering you the right amount of pressure all over your body which feels just like someone gently hugging you.

At 9kg, the Huggy Blanket is the perfect weight that minimises your movements as you drift off into slumberland. This in turn helps to put you in a calm state and reduce your anxiety.

Sonno understands that some people may be doubtful of the benefits of using a weighted blanket, and with many stores selling them for high prices, it can be difficult for these customers to spend a significant amount of money on something that they don’t quite believe in yet.

In their bid to ensure that everyone gets the quality sleep that they deserve without worrying about breaking the bank, Sonno offers a 30-night free trial where you get to try the Huggy Blanket for a month before making a commitment to purchase.

Plus, they even have a 90-day warranty should you face any issues with your blanket within the first three months of purchase!

Not quite ready to spend upfront? Don’t worry, because Sonno lets you sleep now and pay later with their 0% installment plans. If this isn’t a good deal, we don’t know what is!

Get the Sonno Huggy Blanket at S$199 (9kg) with free shipping on Sonno now! 

4. Luna Weighted Blanket

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This is made from 100% breathable cotton that’s soft as a cloud, packed evenly with micro glass beads for that comforting deep pressure stimulation you love. Plus, it’s available in a whole array of colours and prints that we adore.

It’s even available in child-friendly sizes with cute dinosaur, llama, or unicorn prints. Perfect for your child who’s always looking for a snuggle to fall asleep!

Get it at S$62.36 (2.2kg – child blanket), or S$182.19 (9kg – adult blanket) from Amazon.

5. Degrees of Comfort Cooling Weighted Blanket

This cooling weighted blanket from Degrees of Comfort stands out from the crowd with its silky nano-ceramic beads, which we hear will glide soundlessly against each other even as you toss and turn in the middle of the night.

The beads are also specially packed on the outer sides to reduce heat build-up in the centre. The result? The calming sensation of being hugged, without the muggy heat.

This blanket set comes with two covers, but the one you’ll be reaching out for is the one made of breathable, lightweight Coolmax technology. You’ll enjoy umpteenth degrees of comfort with this one for sure!

Get it at S$161.33 from Amazon.

6. Chilisleep chiliBLANKET

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If you’re fully intending to do away with the A/C every night, this one is for you. The chiliBLANKET by Chilisleep is certainly a bit of a splurge, but that’s only because it is literally cool to the touch. The secret is a clever little external cooling device and rubber pipes. Water filled rubber pipes run in between the layers, which can be cooled down to your desired temperature.

Imagine a nice, chilled blanket cocooning you as you sleep, caressing your skin with a refreshingly cold touch even at the peak of the heat here in Singapore. That’s exactly what you’ll get with the Chili system. You’ll need to purchase the cooling device separately, which you can choose from either the pioneering Cube system or the revolutionary Ooler system.

Get the chiliBLANKET + Cube combo at approx. S$745.32 (US$549) or  the chiliBLANKET + Ooler combo at approx. S$1,016.84 (US$749) from Chilisleep. Additional shipping charges apply.

7. Weavve Tencell Weighted Blanket

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Lyocell is arguably one of the literally coolest fabrics known to humankind. So popping a weighted blanket into a cover made from Lyocell fabric is genius.

If you’ve never touched Lyocell before, you’ll be in for a real treat. It’s smooth, silky, and light as a cloud on the skin, making for a superbly gentle sensory experience that’s perfect for a peaceful night.

A customer who got this even described the feeling of sleeping with the Weavve weighted blanket like being patted to sleep by her mom when she was little. We’re already looking forward to tucking ourselves into bed tonight!

Get it at S$295 (single-sized, 3kg) from Weavvve.

8. Qusleep Diamond Weighted Blanket

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If Egyptian cotton sheets are your weakness, you’ll need to get your hands on the Qusleep Diamond Weighted Blanket. Its distinctive diamond-quilted stitching isn’t just for fun either, it’s specially made this way to ensure an even weight distribution of the glass bead fillings.

The Qusleep weighted blanket is an excellent choice if you’re new to weighted blankets and want to give it a try without breaking the bank.

Get it at S$129.30 (6.8kg) on Amazon.